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Gladiolus

Botanical Name
Gladiolus
Min Zone
7
Max Zone
10
Height
1 to 5 feet
Width
6 inches
Flowers
Summer to fall - 60 to 120 days after planting: white, yellow, pink, red, orange, purple, green, blue
Light
Full sun
Soil
Well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Plant 3 to 6 inches deep
  • Space 3 to 6 inches apart
  • Dig and clean when leaves turn yellow.  Then cure at 70-80° for several weeks then store uncovered at 40°
Problems
Thrips (which can overwinter in the corm), aster yellows, virus (aphid vector), bulb rot
Varieties
  • Large flowered hybrids - 2 to 5 feet tall, long flower spikes, large flowers and a variety of colors
  • Miniature and Butterfly - 1.5 to 4 feet tall, many flowers/stem, often ruffled, reproduce slowly
  • Primulinus - 1.5 to 3 feet tall, large flowers, more graceful habit

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